A Politically Correct Tomahawk Chop…

The Breakers photo:breakers.com
The Breakers photo:breakers.com

Christmas night in Palm Beach.

Worth Avenue was a glow with holiday lights and Bentleys.

We cruised through the high rent district and then headed for the pomp and circumstance of the revered grand dame, The Breakers of Palm Beach.

The Breakers Driveway
The Breakers Driveway

The expansive driveway was adorned with regal, dazzling palms.

The Breakers Lobby
The Breakers Lobby

The lobby entrance was overwhelmingly majestic and imposing.

We toured inside and out and had a martini at the Seafood Bar with a view of the ocean.

Our reservation at Flagler Steakhouse was for 6:30. It was my mom’s first night out so we dined early.

I had arranged for a wheelchair and we loaded her into her limo and headed to Flagler, the on property steakhouse across the street from the main building.

We gave mom the ride of her life and pulled up in front of the restaurant.

We were seated at a lovely table in the middle of the room.

Flagler Steakhouse is situated on the second floor of the Ocean Clubhouse, the new rendition stunningly redesigned by Adam D. Tihany (NY’s Per Se, Le Cirque 2000), features a red, white and blue décor that delivers a luxurious spin on the classic social club. Elegant, but casual.

The restaurant was named after Henry Flagler, a real estate and railroad tycoon who founded, The Breakers in 1896. BTW, when the hotel first opened rooms were $4 a night, including three meals.

Unfortunately, the tranquility of the room was quickly interrupted. The screaming, crying, clapping and running around the table commenced.

We glanced behind us and the WASP’s of Palm Beach had selfishing set a table of ten under 5 year-olds at their own private table while the blue blazer, Hermes tie wearing, scotch drinkers totally ignored their Lilly Pultizer dressed brats.

No one in the dining room was happy, except for the rowdy kids and their ignorant Entitlementor parents.

Flagler Patio
Flagler Patio

We asked to be relocated to a more harmonious, ethnically diverse table. Actually, dining outside proved to be fabulous. The night was languid, the view sparkling and our adorable Irish server, delightful. Actually, the entire staff is gracious and very accommodating.

Baby Iceberg Salad
Baby Iceberg Salad

We kicked off the meal with a delicious baby iceberg salad ($13.50) consisting of chopped​ applewood bacon, egg, gorgonzola cheese, tomatoes, red onions with creamy garlic peppercorn ranch dressing. It was crisp and fresh. It was large enough for a four way split.

Tomahawk Chop
Tomahawk Chop

I then order the best steak I have ever eaten…a tomahawk rib chop ($59). It was succulent, tender and flavorful. I split it with my mom and she was in heaven.

We also ordered fabulous large fresh asparagus grilled to perfection ($9.75).

Ribeye
Ribeye

Courtny tried a different cut, the ribeye ($48). It was delicious, but the Tomahawk cut it to shreds…there was enough left over for multiple lunches.

My non-meat eating husband ordered the Branzino and said it was wonderful ($38).

Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie

For dessert we ordered a regional favorite, key lime pie with vanilla​ bean whipped cream, blackberry compote and coconut tuile ($11.75). It was very good, but nothing beats the Key Lime from South Beach’s, Joe’s Stone Crab.

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The evening was delightful…a perfect Christmas celebration.

If you are in the Palm Beach area, indulge in an amazing tomahawk at Flagler’s Steakhouse and tour the impressive Breakers property.

Flagler Steakhouse at the Breakers 2 South County Road Palm Beach, Florida. Open daily 11:30am-3pm Dinner 5-9pm. Reservations on OpenTable.

2 Comments

  1. Sarah Kennedy says:

    Love this! Just came back this morning (unfortunately)!!

    • I hear it is cold reality you came back to. Hope you had a fab trip and a great holiday. Happy New Year. We also went to Buccan and it was great. Didn’t go to the Meat Locker because steak is now a no no for my mom.

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